by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Texas is being overrun by illegal aliens like never before. And as the massive wave overwhelms U.S. detention facilities, several dozen U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have reportedly contracted scabies from contact with detained illegal immigrants.
According to a report by Action 4 News, about 10-15 percent of apprehended illegal immigrants have scabies in the Rio Grande Valley (RVG) area. “A lot of people [are] coming in with the disease, and it seems to be spreading rapidly, not just within the McAllen station, but throughout the Valley and to some of our agents,” Chris Cabrera, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, told the local media outlet.
According to the Associated Press, the RGV sector has arrested more than 130,000 people for immigration violations since October 1 — this marks a 67 percent increase from last year.
And as agents are overwhelmed, Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told TRN that illegal aliens are often not screened for diseases during processing.
“We don’t screen for diseases,” RGV Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora told Breitbart Texas. “All we are is a processing center, so we don’t do that.“
RGV Border Patrol spokesman Daniel Tirado said his sector is “overwhelmed” with the number of illegal aliens that currently need to be processed. “We’re catching an average of 1,000 per day and our agents are processing them around the clock. Processing takes between one to two hours per individual–it varies case by case,” he said.
Scabies is a very contagious skin infection caused by mites which burrows themselves under the host’s skin.
Overcrowding has made it difficult to identify and quarantine infected detainees, as the Obama Administration has refused to provide sufficient resources to deal with this legal and humanitarian disaster. As a result, scabies and many other illnesses — including drug-resistant TB, or worse, may be passed onto the general public.
This is not Ellis Island, where immigrants were routinely screened for infectious diseases. Americans are not being protected from any number of dangerous 3rd world diseases — yet neither Obama, nor pro-amnesty traitors like Eric Cantor — are saying a word about this abject medical and legal disaster on the Texas border.
Below: Detained child with “scabies”